High Cholesterol Medications

Popular High Cholesterol Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price Price Trend
Statins 10
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Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is an inexpensive drug that lowers levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Atorvastatin may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with risk factors for heart disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2011, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic atorvastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Statins 7
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Simvasatin (Zocor) is an inexpensive drug used to lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Simvastatin may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with risk factors for heart disease. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic simvastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Statins 15
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Pravastatin (Pravachol) is an inexpensive drug used to prevent or slow down medical problems, like atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), that are caused by fats clogging the blood vessels. It may also be used to prevent certain types of heart and blood vessel problems in patients with risk factors for heart problems. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2006, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic pravastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Statins 22
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Crestor (rosuvastatin) is an expensive drug used to lower cholesterol levels. Because of its higher cost, it is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. As of 2016, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic rosuvastatin is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Fibrates 37
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Fenofibrate (Fenoglide, Lofibra, Lipofen, Tricor) is a moderately priced drug used to help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas from having very high amounts of fat in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable alternatives. It is available in multiple brand and generic forms. Generic fenofibrate is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Statins 9
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Lovastatin is an inexpensive drug used together with a proper diet to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. Lovastatin is only available as a generic drug; all brands have been discontinued. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Fibrates 28
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Fenofibrate (Fenoglide, Lofibra, Lipofen, Tricor) is a moderately priced drug used to help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas from having very high amounts of fat in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable alternatives. It is available in multiple brand and generic forms. Generic fenofibrate is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Fibrates 28
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Fenofibrate (Fenoglide, Lofibra, Lipofen, Tricor) is a moderately priced drug used to help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas from having very high amounts of fat in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable alternatives. It is available in multiple brand and generic forms. Generic fenofibrate is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Fibrates 28
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Fenofibrate (Fenoglide, Lofibra, Lipofen, Tricor) is a moderately priced drug used to help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas from having very high amounts of fat in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable alternatives. It is available in multiple brand and generic forms. Generic fenofibrate is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Fibrates 12
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GEMFIBROZIL can help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) from having very high amounts of fats in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet.
Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors 223
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Ezetimibe (Zetia) is an expensive drug used to lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic ezetimibe is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Bile Acid Sequestrants 69
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CHOLESTYRAMINE is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Nicotinic Acids 83
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NIACIN is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems. This medicine can also be helpful in patients who have heart disease or who have had a heart attack.
Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor / Statin Combinations 293
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Ezetimibe/simvastatin (Vytorin) is an expensive drug used to lower cholesterol. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. A generic version of Vytorin may become available in 2017. It is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Bile Acid Sequestrants 580
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Colesevelam (Welchol) is an expensive drug used to lower in patients who are at risk of heart disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Welchol. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Fibrates 66
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FENOFIBRIC ACID can help lower blood fats and cholesterol in the blood. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet.
Bile Acid Sequestrants 33
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COLESTIPOL is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Statins 256
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Pitavastatin (Livalo) is an expensive drug used together with a proper diet to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Livalo, and other generic statins may be just as effective and less expensive. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Calcium Channel Blocker / Statin Combinations 111
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AMLODIPINE; ATORVASTATIN is a combination of 2 drugs. Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to lower high blood pressure. It also relieves chest pain caused by angina. Atorvastatin blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol. It can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Bile Acid Sequestrants 107
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CHOLESTYRAMINE is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Bile Acid Sequestrants 59
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CHOLESTYRAMINE is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Statins 64
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Fluvastatin (Lescol) is an expensive drug used with a proper diet to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in the blood. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic fluvastatin is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
PCSK9 Inhibitors 1,138
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EVOLOCUMAB is known as a PCSK9 inhibitor. It is used to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol is not controlled by diet and other cholesterol-lowering therapy.
Statins 170
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Fluvastatin ER (Lescol XL) is an expensive drug used together with a proper diet to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in the blood. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
PCSK9 Inhibitors 1,140
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ALIROCUMAB is known as a PCSK9 inhibitor. It is used to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol is not controlled by diet and statin therapy.
Fibrates 73
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FENOFIBRIC ACID can help lower blood fats and cholesterol in the blood. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet.
Fibrates 527
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FENOFIBRATE can help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) from having very high amounts of fats in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet.
Nicotinic Acids 10
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NIACIN is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower 'bad' cholesterol and increase 'good' cholesterol. This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems.
Fibrates 268
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FENOFIBRATE can help lower blood fats and cholesterol for people who are at risk of getting inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) from having very high amounts of fats in their blood. This medicine is only for patients whose blood fats are not controlled by diet.
Statins 728
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Extended-release lovastatin (Altoprev) is an expensive drug used together with a proper diet to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Altoprev. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Bile Acid Sequestrants 390
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COLESTIPOL is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor / Statin Combinations 180
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ATORVASTATIN; EZETIMIBE blocks the body's ability to absorb and make cholesterol. It is used to lower cholesterol. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
ApoB Inhibitors 28,534
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MTP Inhibitors 35,098
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LOMITAPIDE is used in combination with diet and other medicines to lower blood cholesterol levels in patients with a genetic disorder that results in high blood cholesterol levels.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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